Graduate Student Publications

Our grad students have great success in publishing in highly ranked communication journals. You can see our students regularly publish with our full-time faculty -- a testament to the collaborative, supportive environment we have created at UB.

Grad Student Publications, 2013 - Present

(Graduate student names in bold)

Anderson, K., & Saxton, G. D. (2016). Babies, smiles, and status symbols: The persuasive effects of images in small-entrepreneur crowdfunding requests. International Journal of Communication, 10, 1764-1785. 

Anker, A. E., Feeley, T. H., & McCracken, B.J. (in press). The impact of mass mediated health campaigns on knowledge, behavior, and self-efficacy: A series of meta-analyses characterizing current campaigns to promote health. Journal of Health Communication.

Anker, A. E., McCracken, B.J., & Feeley, T. H. (in press). Effective communication strategies utilized to obtain authorization for organ donation: Results of a national study.

Carr, Zachary M. The power of weld purging. World Pipelines, 23 - 26.
*Article was published during professional internship at the Aquasol Corporation.

Carr, Zachary M. New era for oxygen weld monitors. Welding and Cutting, 266-268.
*Article was published during professional internship at the Aquasol Corporation.

Carr, Zachary M. Fiberglass backing tape offers new possibilities. The CWA Journal, 38 – 42.
*Article was published during professional internship at the Aquasol Corporation. 

Carpenter, J., Green, M.C., Fitzgerald, K. (in press). Mind-reading motivation: individual differences in desire to perspective-take influence narrative processing. Scientific Study of Literature. 

Chu, H. & Yang, J. Z. (2018) Taking climate change here and now – mitigating ideological polarization through psychological distance. Global Environmental Change, 53, 174-181. 

Covert, J.M., Stefanone, M.A., & Rui, J.R. (in press). Network awareness and understanding of other-based receiprocity: Examination of perceived inequity online. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.

Covert, J.M., Saxton, G.D., Anker, A., O’Mally, A., & Feeley, T.H. (in press). Utilizing effective social media message design to prompt audience engagement: A test of organ procurement organizations’ Facebook messages. Journal of Applied Communication Research.

Feeley, T.H., O’Mally, A., Covert, J.M. (2016). Determining the newsworthiness of organ donation stories through content analysis of United States’ newspapers. Health Communication, 31(4).

Feeley, T.H., & OMally, A.K. (2016). Getting by with a little help from my friends: Nonprofits’ use of third parties to promote public health. In T. Harrison & E. Williams (Eds.). Organizations, Health, and Communication.

Freedman, G., Green, M. C., Flanagan, M., Fitzgerald, K., & Kaufman, G. (2018). The effect of gender on attributions for women’s anxiety and doubt in a science narrative. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 1-14. 

Fitzgerald, K., Paravati, E., Green, M.C., Moore, M., Qian, J.L. (2019). Restorative narratives for health promotion. Health Communication. 

Foster, D. W., Khalil, G. E., Farris, S. G., Bärnighausen, T. W. & Prokhorov, A. V. (2015) Effects of readiness to change, quit history, and health perceptions on depressive symptoms among young adult smokers. International Journal of Psychology and Psychoanalysis.

Green, M.C. & Fitzgerald, K., Moore, M.M. (in press). Archetypes and narrative processes. Invited commentary in response to Becker, D.V., & Neuberg, S.L. (2019). Archetypes reconsidered as emergent outcomes of cognitive complexity and evolved motivational systems. Psychological Inquiry. 

Green, M.C., Kaufman, G., Flanagan, M., & Fitzgerald, K. (2017). Self-esteem and public self-consciousness moderate the emotional impact of expressive writing about experiences with bias. Personality and Individual Differences, 116, 212-215. 

Green, M.C. & Fitzgerald, K. (2017). Fiction as a bridge to action. Invited commentary in response to Menninghaus, W., Wagner, V., Hanich, J., Wassiliwizky, E., Jacobsen, T., & Koelsch, S. (2017). The distancing-embracing model of the enjoyment of negative emotions in art reception. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 40, 29-30. 

Grizzard, M., Huang, J., Fitzgerald, K., Ahn, C., Francemone, C., & Walton, J. (in press). The Gordian knot of disposition theory: Disentangling morality and liking. Journal of Media Psychology. 

Grizzard, M., Fitzgerald, K., Francemone, C., Ahn, C., Huang, J., Walton, J., McAllister, C., Eden, A. (2019). Validating the Extended Character Morality Questionnaire. Media Psychology, 1-25, doi: 10.1080/15213269.2019.1572523. 

Grizzard, M., Huang, J., Fitzgerald, K., Ahn, C., & Chu, H. (2017). Sensing heroes and villains: Character-schema and the disposition formation process. Communication Research, 1-23, doi: 10.1177/0093650217699934. 

Grizzard, M., Huang, J., Weiss, J. K., Novotny, E. R., Fitzgerald, K., Ahn, C., Ngoh, Z., Plante, Al., & Chu, H. (2017). Graphic Violence as Moral Motivator: The Effects of Graphically Violent Content in News. Mass Communication and Society, 20(6), 763-783. 

Grizzard, M., Shaw, A. Z., Dolan, E. A., & Anderson, K. B. (in press). Popular media’s ability to strengthen moral intuitions: Evidence from a longitudinal experiment on consistent and conflicted moral content. Media Psychology.

Harris, K. A., & Feeley, T. H. (in press). Theories of self-efficacy: The case of registering to become an organ donor. Liberman, C., Rancer, A, Avtgis, T (Eds). Casting Communication Theory. Kendal Hunt. 

Huang, Y., Lin, Y., & Saxton, G. D. (2016). Give me a like: How HIV/AIDS nonprofit organizations can engage their audience on Facebook. AIDS Education and Prevention: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 28, 539-556. 

Khalil, G. E., & Rintamaki, L. S. (2014). A Televised EntertainmentEducation Drama to Promote Positive Discussion about Organ Donation. Health Education Research, cyt106. doi:10.1093/her/cyt106

Khalil, G. E. (2013). Fear and Happiness in "Re-Mission": Teasing Out Emotional Gaming Events Responsible for Cancer Risk Perception. Competitively selected for publication in Games for Health (pp. 27-44). Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden.

Lee, M. Y., Ahn, C., Gam, K. S., & Yu, H. S. (2010). A study of news frame in newspapers: Frame analysis of Park Geun-hye in Chosunilbo and Hankyereh, Korean Journal of Communication Science, 10(3), 457-498. 

Liu, S., Yang, J. Z., & Chu, H. (2019). Now or future? Analyzing the effects of message frame and format in motivating Chinese females to get HPV vaccines for their children. Patient Education and Counseling, 102, 61-67. 

Liu, S., Yang, J. Z., Chu, H., Sun, S., & Li, H. (2018) Different culture or different mind? Perception and acceptance of HPV vaccine in China and in the U.S. Journal of Health Communication, 23, 1008-1016. 

McCracken, B.J., Rintamaki, L.S., & Peek, D.M. (2015). Breaking bad news during physician patient interactions. In M. Brann (Ed.), Contemporary Case Studies in Health Communication: Theoretical and Applied Approaches. In Press.

Merrill, K.A., Bryant, A.E., Dolan, E.A., & Chang, S. (2015).  The male gaze and online sports punditry: A case study of the Ines Sainz controversy. Journal of Sport and Social Issues, 39(1), 40-60.

Novotny, Eric R., Carr, Zachary M., Dietrich., S.B., Frank, Mark G., Shaddock, T. How people really suspect and discover lies. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 42, 41 – 51 

O’Mally, A.K. & Worrell, T.R. (2014). Statistics or stories, black or white? Examining influences of African American Organ Donation. Howard Journal of Communications, 98-114.

Pittman, M., O’Mally, A, Murszewski, S., Przysinda, W. E., & Rintamaki, L. S. (in press). Social support solicitation strategies and their responses through an internet-based weight management community. Health Communication.

Rintamaki, L. S., O’Mally, A, Pittman, M., Murszewski, S., Przysinda, W. E., Chameli, J., & Roy, D. (in press). Patient preferences for discussing sexual health with physicians. Health Communication.

Rui, J.R., Covert, J.M., & Stefanone, M.A., Mukherjee, T. (2014). A communication multiplexity approach to social capital: On- and offline communication and self-esteem. Social Science Computer Review.

Saxton, G. D., & Ghosh, A. (2016). Curating for engagement: Identifying the nature and impact of organizational marketing strategies on Pinterest. First Monday, 21, doi:10.5210/fm.v21i9.6020.

Shaw, A. Z., Dolan, E. A., Yurgalite, L., Walton, J. A., & Underwood, K. (2017). Using regulatory fit theory to examine how the communication context of compliance-gaining interactions influences compliance. Social Influence, 12(2-3), 80-89. 

Stefanone, M.A., Hurley, C.M., Egnoto, M., & Covert, J.M. (2015). Information asymmetry and social exchange: Exploring compliance gaining online. Information, Communication & Society, 18(4), 376-389.

Tenzek, K.E. & McCracken, B.J. (in press). Social Constructions of End-of-Life (EOL)            in Disney/Pixar films: A Cultivation Theory Analysis.

Waters, R.D., Saxton, G.D., & Covert, J.M. (under review). Different platforms, different strategies? A comparative analysis of how nonprofit organizations use Facebook and Twitter. Public Relations Review.

Yang, J. Z., Chu, H., & Kahlor, L. (in press) Fearful conservatives, angry liberals: Information processing related to the 2016 presidential election and climate change. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly. 

Yang, J. Z., & Chu, H. (2018). Who is afraid of the Ebola outbreak? The influence of discrete emotions on risk perception. Journal of Risk Research, 21, 834-853. doi: 10.1080/13669877.2016.1247378 

Yang, Z. J. & Pittman, M. M. (in press). The silver lining of shame: Framing HPV to influence vaccination intentions. Health Communication.


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